Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00am - 01:00pm
This Month’s Topic will be: Building and Preserving Alaska’s Future: an Update on Corps' Programs, Projects and Issues
COL Christopher D. Lestochi comes to the Alaska District from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as Chief of Construction and Executive Officer of the Engineer Division at U.S. Central Command Headquarters, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
From 2007 to 2009, Colonel Lestochi served as Commander, 54th Engineer Battalion in Bamberg, Germany, and during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 08-10.
From 2004 to 2006, he served as Officer Commanding the Engineer Operations Wing, Royal Australian School of Military Engineering in Sydney, Australia.
From 2002 to 2004, Colonel Lestochi served as the Assistant Division Engineer, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and as Battalion S3, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
From 1998 to 2001, he served as Deputy Chief of Construction Division, U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
From 1993 to 1997, Colonel Lestochi served as S4, Assistant Brigade Engineer and Commander, C Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.
From 1989 to 1992, Colonel Lestochi’s assignments were 2nd Platoon Leader, Assault and Barrier Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 84th Engineer Company, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bayreuth, Germany and during Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM.
Colonel Lestochi was commissioned in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1989 from Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Penn State, and Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Armor Officer Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services and Staff School, the Army Command and Staff College, the Airborne and Air Assault Schools, the Cavalry Leader's and Scout Platoon Leader’s courses. He is a registered Professional Engineer. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters (3 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), the Valorous Unit Citation, the Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.
Colonel Lestochi is married to the former Tracy Hurwitz, also a Penn State Architectural Engineer, and they have two sons; Anthony, 19, who is a sophomore at Penn State, and Cory, 14 who will be a sophomore at Eagle River High School.
Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503